Pre-Conferences


Pre-ConferenceArrive early to take advantage of the PAE Pre-Conference workshops. Each pre-con is included with a PAE registration. Admission is open to non-conference attendees for $25.

Conference attendees: Select preferred Pre-Conference when you Register.
Non-conference attendees: Register for Pre-Conferences here.


Dance Forum SOUTH
Monday, September 25, Noon to 4:30 pm
Dance/USA is excited to collaborate with South Arts in 2017 to bring Dance Forum SOUTH to PAE in Atlanta. Building off of Dance/USA’s Dance Forum at APAP and Dance Forum WEST, Dance Forum SOUTH will bring together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to network and discuss partnership and performance opportunities. This pre-conference session will be interactive and feature a combination of large and small group conversations. Multi-disciplinary presenters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Coffee and tea will be provided!
Moderators: Michelle Ramos (Dance/USA) | Suzanne Callahan (Callahan Consulting for the Arts
Panel: Eric Fliss (South Miami-Dade Performing Arts Center), Angela Gallo (Coker College), Pamela Green (PMG Arts Management), Rosemary Johnson (Alabama Dance Festival), Elizabeth Labbe-Webb (Core Dance), Laverne Perry (Rialto Center for the Arts), Denise Ringler (Appalachian State Summer Festival), Douglas Scott (Full Radius Dance), Lauri Stallings (Contemporary Choreographer), Anna Thompson (Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center)

Download the Dance Forum SOUTH session outline


Presenting 101
Monday, September 25, Noon to 4:30 pm
What does it mean to be a good presenter? Presenting 101 serves as an introduction for those new to the field, or a refresher for those who wish to review and update their skills. This pre-conference workshop will cover the essential elements of programming and artistic planning, contracts and negotiations, production logistics, marketing and promotion. You’ll get the broad overview of the work of presenting, taught by two outstanding professionals. Presenting 101 is a standardized professional development curriculum offered by the Performing Arts Exchange, Arts Midwest Arts Conference and Western Arts Alliance Conference. Support for its initial development provided by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts and the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada.
Faculty: Mark Alexander (Palm Beach State College), Krista Bradley (Association of Performing Arts Professionals)


Arts in Motion: An Artist’s Guide to Touring and Community Engagement
Monday, September 25, Noon to 4:30 pm
A program of the National Performance Network/Visual Arts Network

Have you ever considered taking your art on the road? Touring is not one-size-fits-all! Arts in Motion is an introductory workshop exploring different models of touring and community engagement. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange with a diverse group of artists and arts presenters from across the country, representing different models of touring, experiences, and communities. Learn what to consider if you want to take your art on the road including connecting to community, creating a touring budget, and what resources are out there to help you get started!
Faculty: Alec De Leon (National Performance Network), Sadie Hawkins, Heidi Howard (7 Stages), Madison Cario (Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech), Angela Harris (Dance Canvas)

View the Arts in Motion session outline

View Arts in Motion handouts